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UN adopts resolution on combating environmental problems in Central Asia

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution «Central Asia in the face of environmental problems: strengthening regional solidarity for the sake of sustainable development and prosperity.» UN News reported.

The document confirms that climate change is one of the most complex problems of our time and creates serious difficulties on the way of sustainable development of all countries.

The resolution stresses the importance of strengthening regional cooperation to address environmental problems in Central Asia, including the Aral Sea region, and promoting social and economic development and measures to adapt to climate change.

The authors of the resolution recall that the heads of state of Central Asia previously adopted the regional program «Green Agenda for Central Asia», aimed at promoting sustainable development.

The important role of new and innovative technologies and best practices in combating desertification, drought, sand and dust storms in Central Asia is also highlighted.

The resolution calls on the countries of Central Asia and around the world, as well as all interested parties, to intensify efforts to protect mountain ecosystems and preserve glaciers.

The document also proposes enhancing the scientific and technological capabilities of Central Asian countries to advance sustainable agriculture, rational use of water resources, waste recycling, energy efficiency, sustainable tourism, establishment of «smart cities,» and sustainable transport.

The resolution was co-sponsored by 35 UN member states from all regions of the world. They include all the countries of Central Asia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Hungary, Venezuela, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Germany, Switzerland, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Singapore, Turkey, Paraguay and others.

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